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Pres. Obama on J.J. Barea: 'That guy can play'

6/14/2011

President Barack Obama, making the first appearance by a U.S. president in Puerto Rico since 1961, took time during his speech Tuesday to single out Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, a native of the U.S. commonwealth.

“That guy can play,” President Obama said.

Barea averaged 8.9 points during the postseason, and torched the Miami Heat in Games 5 and 6 of the NBA Finals for 32 combined points.